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Hailstorms Result in 50,000 Claim Filings in Colorado, Wyoming

Mother Nature wrecked havoc along the Front Range and southeastern Wyoming last week—again living up to the region’s weather reputation as “hail alley.” The Rocky Mountain Insurance Information Association estimates insured damage to cars and homes in Colorado from last …

S.C. Reports Millions in Auto Insurance Fraud in 2010

Nearly $12 million in auto insurance fraud was reported in South Carolina last year, according to the state attorney general’s office. According to the 2010 annual insurance fraud report, 324 auto-related fraud complaints were received by the state attorney general’s …

North Dakota Memorial Day Storm Could Top $5.8 Million in Losses

The Memorial Day wind storm in the Fargo area has caused more than $4.2 million in damage, according to North Dakota Insurance Commissioner, Adam Hamm. Reports from several insurers who write business in the affected area indicate that 1,740 claims have …

Appeals Court: Auto Insurance Does Not Cover Dog Bite Injury

Automobile insurance coverage does not apply to claims resulting from an injury from a dog bite, a U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled. According to court documents in Oregon Mutual Insurance Co. v. National General Insurance Co., …

North Carolina Man Charged with Auto Insurance Fraud

Derrick Dwayne Hood, of Waxhaw, North Carolina has been arrested and charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses, according to state officials. Department of Insurance criminal investigators allege that Hood falsely reported his vehicle stolen in June …